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The Advantages of a Structural Integration Course


Structural Integration, also known as ACI, is a kind of bodywork which focuses on the fascia, or connective tissue, of the human body. Fascia surrounds many muscles, tendons, blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues, binding them together while allowing others to flow easily above all else. It's this flexibility that makes it so elastic and elastic, and in many ways what sets it apart from most other forms of therapy. It's this ability of skeletal and connective tissues to change and move with the body that provides the Structural Integration the ability to work not just on one area of the body, but instead on multiple areas simultaneously, in order to fix damage, and restore range of motion, reduce swelling, and much more.

In the area of chiropractic, structural integration of the spine is a highly regarded part of a chiropractic therapy regime. While many people may associate chiropractors with the mere pulling of the muscles and soft tissue in the spine, it is actually the manual manipulation of the same cells and muscles that are used in the treatment. Chiropractors use a series of hand movements that are intended to realign the spine and encourage the natural movement of spinal joints. This is usually called spinal manipulation or spinal drilling. The effects of these manipulations can be quite profound; in fact, some patients have reported complete pain relief following the initial treatment.

The notions of structural integration are simple enough to understand. When a professional manipulates joints in the spine, or when they perform spinal manipulation, they are directly affecting the various elements of the spinal column, and the many ligaments, tendons, and muscles that make up this entire structure. When all of these parts are influenced in different ways, it can be difficult to isolate and properly treat individual problems. By combining chiropractic therapy along with other conservative treatments such as physical therapy, massage therapy, and osteopathic manipulation, chiropractors are better able to improve the general health of the patients.

Among the most popular facets of structural integration is the use of massage therapy or manual treatment. Many practitioners think that massage therapy, together with spinal manipulation, can help to retrain the nervous system so that patients can successfully control their own brain responses to external stimuli. As an example, if a patient experiences anxiety because they feel their shoulders are beginning to tighten, a chiropractor may instruct their patients to perform specific massage strokes that helps to relax the shoulders and relieve the tension within the muscles of the shoulders. Similarly, if a patient suffers from anxiety because they believe their heartbeat is speeding up, a chiropractor can teach patients to appropriately breathe in their belly to be able to lower their heart rate.

Another common way of structural integration is soft-tissue manipulation. Some chiropractors will recommend performing gentle, slow, rhythmic adjustments to the soft tissues of the arms and legs in order to align the spine and increase mobility. Additionally, chiropractors may recommend performing slow, gentle, rhythmic adjustments to the soft-tissue muscles of the low back in order to align the spine and increase mobility. To perform this type of soft-tissue manipulation, a chiropractor will put their hands in a v-seglum position over the backbone, making certain pressure is applied down through the top of the back to the tailbone.

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